The United Nations Environment Programme has engaged with the Arbor Day Foundation to aid in the urgent movement to ramp up global sustainability efforts. The U.N.’s Decade on Ecosystem Restoration initiative recently named the Arbor Day Foundation as a supporting partner.
Launched in 2021, the 10-year campaign constructs focused strategy to avert climate change around the world. As a supporting partner of the U.N. Decade on Ecosystem Restoration, the Foundation will help develop evidence-based recommendations for the world’s leading environmental experts and expand the reach of the U.N.’s impact.
“The large-scale scope of the U.N.’s commitment requires a bold group of environmental stakeholders all working together, and the Arbor Day Foundation is excited to do its part,” said Dan Lambe, chief executive of the Arbor Day Foundation. “We hope our learnings from having planted trees in communities and forests around the world for more than 50 years can help this critical campaign as it seeks to create a better world for future generations.”
The U.N.’s flagship initiatives for the Decade on Ecosystem Restoration focus on areas of greatest need and closely align with the Arbor Day Foundation’s own conservation priorities. That includes prioritizing and protecting key ecosystems that include Brazil’s Atlantic Rainforest and the Central American Dry Corridor.
Trees play an important role in slowing climate change by pulling carbon from the atmosphere. Their benefits are maximized when planted where they are needed most, which is why the Arbor Day Foundation recently committed to planting 500 million trees with a focus in forests where they are needed most.
To learn more about its new goal, visit arborday.org/atreecanbe.